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Sony Seeking 'Different Platform' For The Interview

After much speculation and conflicting reports, Sony has released a statement saying it will try to find a new platform on which to release The Interview. Presumably before that platform becomes Bittorrent.


Fact Vs Fiction: The 225-Year-Old All Writs Act And Encryption

Following recent reports in the Wall Street Journal and Ars Technica, there’s been new interest in the US government’s use of a relatively obscure law, the All Writs Act.


FBI Warns That 'Destructive' Malware Attacks Could Hit The US

The FBI has issued a confidential report to businesses in the wake of the Sony Pictures hack which explains that US businesses should remain vigilant against new malicious software that can be used to launch “destructive” cyberattacks.


DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child!


Report: A Bunch Of Illegal Websites Seized By The FBI Were Fakes

The dark web owes the FBI a thank-you. It turns out that during its recent mass seizure operation against a number of Tor sites (including Silk Road 2.0), a little more than half of the sites taken down were either clones or scams — and, in a number of cases, the real, functional websites are still active.


Pranksters Get Kim Dotcom Kicked Off His Own Site For Piracy

Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theatres’ fight against piracy. He’s under investigation by the FBI, and they’re trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops.


FBI: Shutting Down Silk Road 2 Was Just The Start

Yesterday, we learned that The Silk Road 2.0 has a new, Fed-shaped landing page. But the FBI isn’t just stopping at hitting one illegal online drug market: it looks like it’s taking down everything it can get its hands on.


The FBI's Silk Road Takedown Notice Is Sassy As Hell

Now that the FBI officially gets to add notch number two to their virtual-drug-empire-conquest belt, the feds are feeling sassy as all get-out. And they have got the jokes to match.


Silk Road 2.0 Shut Down By The FBI, Operator Charged In Federal Court

Silk Road 2.0, the illegal drug marketplace that cropped up to replace the original has been shutdown by the FBI and its alleged operator has been charged in Manhattan Federal Court.


Report: FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers For Hacking Into Computers

The Guardian reports that the FBI has proposed a rule change that would greatly broaden its powers to hack into computers. Bad.